The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0482  Monday, 23 July 2007

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Date: 		Friday, 20 Jul 2007 10:25:05 -0400
Subject: 	Folger Institute Spring Seminar: Shakespeare on Screen

Please forward the program description below to faculty colleagues and 
advanced graduate students who may be interested in applying:

Shakespeare on Screen in Theory and Practice

A Spring Semester Folger Institute Seminar directed by Thomas Cartelli 
and Katherine Rowe

The past two decades have witnessed an array of new approaches to the 
staging of Shakespeare on screen, ranging from Peter Greenaway's 
genre-bending experiments in "database" cinema to Michael Almereyda's 
recasting of Hamlet as a devotee of visual technologies as well as to 
Julie Taymor's postmodern collisions of time and space. The seminar will 
take stock of this diversity, paying particular attention to the 
audio-visual idioms these adaptations draw on: from European art film to 
the conventions of television, documentary, rock video, performance art, 
computer games, broadband cinema, and other new media. Recent critical 
approaches to screen Shakespeare have also been synthetic in their 
methodological and theoretical emphases, drawing on the resources of 
film and television studies, performance studies, textual studies, and 
new media studies. The seminar will focus on several of the more 
cutting-edge developments in screen Shakespeare, welcoming a range of 
approaches to adaptation, exhibition, and reception. It will seek 
opportunities to look back from this recent period of experimentation to 
the long history of Shakespeare on screen, inviting reflection on the 
place of audio-visual adaptations in academic and classroom practice. 
Above all, the seminar seeks to identify larger avenues of inquiry as 
well as the skills and technical resources that will be needed as the 
field continues to expand.

Directors: Thomas Cartelli and Katherine Rowe are the co-authors of New 
Wave Shakespeare on Screen (2007).

Thomas Cartelli is Professor of English and NEH Professor of Humanities 
at Muhlenberg College. In addition to many articles on Shakespeare and 
various media, he is the author of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy 
of Theatrical Experience (1991) and Repositioning Shakespeare: National 
Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations (1999).

Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr, author of Dead 
Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern (1999), and co-editor 
of Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of 
Emotion (2004). Her current work focuses on adaptation as a cultural 
process and on the place of screen media in Shakespeare studies.

Schedule: Fridays, 1 - 4:30 p.m., 1 February through 25 April 2008, 
except 29 February, 14 March, and 4 April. Additional screenings may 
occasionally be scheduled on Friday mornings.

Application Deadlines: 4 September 2007 for admission and grants-in-aid; 
4 January 2008 for admission only. Visit www.folger.edu/institute to 
access our online application form and guidelines. Grants-in-aid are 
available to Folger consortium affiliates by application.

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